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Biplanes storm Paso

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014

PASO ROBLES Grand old 1920s-style barnstormers are flying into Paso Robles this weekend, and the public is invited to witness the spectacle and hitch a ride.

Pilot Mike Carpentiero will be flying his 1930s New Standard D-25 biplane into the Paso Robles Airport at 4912 Wing Way in Paso Robles this Friday and staying through April 16. His company, Nostalgic Warbird and Biplane Rides, is on a cross-country tour offering the public a chance to relive aviation

In the early 20th century in the U.S., the term barnstormers referred to one or a group of flyers who would travel from village to village putting on stunt shows and taking townsfolks many of whom had never even seen a plane on rides touring their familiar land from an unfamiliar vantage point in the sky above.

For the complete article see the 04-08-2014 issue.

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